getting ready for first trap shoot


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spuscg
September 16, 2008, 10:45 PM
shooting wobble trap. any suggestions on ammo, and which of my chokes to use? (full, mod and skeet)

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oneounceload
September 16, 2008, 10:58 PM
a nice 1 ounce load and whatever choke patterns fairly tight in your gun - we use an elevated wobble as part of our 5-stand - better be quick...LOL

have fun and enjoy yourself!

Floppy_D
September 16, 2008, 11:07 PM
I manage quite well with a cylinder bore for five-stand, but I bet a tighter one would be better. I just use what I got. It's a whole lot of fun, and much more forgiving than skeet in my opinion.

ArmedBear
September 16, 2008, 11:47 PM
Modified if it's at 16 yards.

If it's way back at the 27, you might want to use Full, but in my experience, Mod will be fine. I've shot 27 yards with IC and birds broke fine -- not dust like with a Full, but they broke fine.

Trap shooters use tighter chokes than they need to. If in doubt, Modified is my choke of choice.

Floppy_D
September 16, 2008, 11:56 PM
Trap shooters use tighter chokes than they need to.

Funny that, I have a cylinder bore shotgun, that I figured was about useless due to lack of chokes. I got out and did some shooting, and it does pretty well on all sorts of clay, as well as dove and turkey. I'm sure there are situations that chokes would help, but the difference in shells makes up the variety I need. Some shells pattern tighter than others, and that's all I've needed so far.

*I haven't yet hunted duck or goose, I may be SOL there.*

joesolo
September 16, 2008, 11:58 PM
he said WOBBLE trap. If that is the case, our wobble trap is probably best shot with a skeet choke. Any load will be fine. Targets are all pretty close, going away and below your feet. It's addictive and fun.

ArmedBear
September 17, 2008, 12:25 AM
They're not all pretty close where I shoot. We shoot from the regular trap stations, but the machine is on "wobble."

Some of the high ones especially are pretty far away when you shoot them.

Virginian
September 17, 2008, 06:08 AM
I shoot 1-1/8 ounce loads and a modified or full choke. If you want to shhoot quick use less choke. If you want to hit more use more choke and take your time until the rise slows down.

Dave McCracken
September 17, 2008, 09:46 AM
Were I standing over the trap, like at Bull Run, I'd use a skeet choke and an oz of 8s.

On a standard trap field with an oscillating launcher, like range 7 at PGC ( My favorite spot) I'd use more choke and go to 7/8 oz of 7 1/2s. Try Mod for starters.

Be safe and have fun.

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